Masked men struck Ipswich burglary victim with metal bar leaving him with slashed forehead, police believe

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

Two men wearing ski masks broke into a home in Ipswich and injured a man inside by hitting him over the head with a metal bar during an aggravated burglary.

Detectives investigating the raid, which happened in Bilberry Road on Friday just after 8pm, said the victim was at home when he heard a noise in his back garden.

The men – one of which was carrying a short, hollow metal bar – confronted him.

One of them is said to have hit the victim around the head with the object, leaving him with cuts to the top of his forehead which required hospital treatment.

Chased by the suspects, the victim is said to have run through the house and left using the front door.

Police believe the pair then damaged an Xbox console inside the house before leaving.

A force spokesman said: “The first suspect is described as a mixed race man, in his late twenties, around six feet tall, medium build who spoke with a London accent.

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“He was reported as wearing a dark grey hooded top and a black ski mask covering the lower part of his face which had a white ‘skeleton’ mouth design.

“The second suspect is described a mixed race man, in his late twenties, over six feet tall who was wearing a navy blue ski mask.”

Detectives are urgently appealing for witnesses to the raid.

• Anyone with information should call Suffolk Constabulary on 101 quoting reference number 64059/17.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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